My Obsession with Go Clean Co

I never thought cleaning was my “thing.” Don’t get me wrong, I like a clean house, but my busy schedule has never allowed me to get knee-deep in cleaning my own home…Well, thanks to quarantine, some extra time, and my newfound obsession with the Go Clean Co Instagram account all that has changed!

Go Clean Co is a female-owned professional cleaning company based out of Canada. In three months they have grown their Instagram following from 10,000 to over 450,000 people. Go Clean Co is teaching those of us who rarely cleaned their own home, not only how to clean but how to clean correctly with only a few basic products.



I love how almost every product they recommend can be found at Costco, that less than 20 products are needed to clean your entire home, and they have a system – left to right, top to bottom…one room at a time. Nothing is overwhelming, it is simple and effective.

If the simplicity didn’t convenience you, check out their 30+ Instagram videos on how to clean anything from your Vitamix to your jetted tub. Their before and after videos will leave you saying, “No way!” “I gotta try!”

They also have fabulous sayings that just speak to my heart:
Bleach Pray Love
Go Clean Army
Time is the new currency

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen my recent Instagram stories about “laundry stripping” – a gross yet satisfying trend to revive laundry. The purpose of laundry stripping is to remove detergent residue, fabric softener, minerals from hard water, and body oils that have collected on your laundry over time. It involves four simple products: Borax, Tide Powder, Arm & Hammer Washing soda, and optional Calgon water softener. The process is this: soak clean laundry of like colors in a bathtub filled with hot water and the cleaning mixture. Stir every hour for four – six hours and the result is some of the most disgustingly satisfying brown water you will ever see. I stripped both mine and my husband’s workout gear, as well as our clean white towels, and was shocked every time.







Next week I’m going to talk about how tide, hot water, and bleach can solve 90% of your homes cleaning problems.


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Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

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  1. Avatar Lynne says:

    Hi, Britt,
    Every word you said echoes how I feel about cleaning and Go Clean Co.! I am also obsessed with their videos. I, of course, downloaded the Cleaning Army Handbook, and am a proud owner of a big box of Tide powdered laundry detergent. At the start of quarantine, I was frantically tying to find disinfecting wipes, which I used to clean everything. Now I am a graduate of the, “Bleach, Pay, Love” school of thought. I haven’t tried stripping my laundry yet, but I will. Lastly, I would add, “You dirty bastards” to the list of fabulous sayings!

    • Avatar Angie Edrington says:

      Hey! What is included in the handbook that I can’t find on their instagram??? I’m in love with them but also pinching pennies!!

  2. Avatar Lynne says:

    I think I fat-fingered my previous comment. I meant to say, “Bleach, Pray, Love”

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